Wednesday, April 4, 2018

Paterson Poetry Prize Reading with Kim Addonizio and Finalists

The 2017 Paterson Poetry Prize winner is Kim Addonizio for her collection Mortal Trash (W. W. Norton & Company, New York, NY).

On Saturday, April 14, 2018 at 1 pm, the Poetry Center at PCCC will offer a reading by Kim Addonizio and five finalists for the 2017 Paterson Poetry Prize.

Kim Addonizio is the author of seven poetry collections, two novels, two story collections, and two books on writing poetry, The Poet’s Companion (with Dorianne Laux) and Ordinary Genius. She has received fellowships from the NEA and Guggenheim Foundation, two Pushcart Prizes, and was a National Book Award Finalist for her collection, Tell Me. Her latest books are Mortal Trash: Poems (W.W. Norton), winner of the Paterson Poetry Prize for 2017, and a memoir, Bukowski in a Sundress (Penguin). She recently collaborated on a chapbook, The Night Could Go in Either Direction (Slapering Hol) with poet Brittany Perham. Kim's website is at

Paterson Poetry Prize Finalists participating in the reading, include:

The Paterson Poetry Prize of $1,000 is given annually by the Poetry Center at Passaic County Community College to a book of poetry (48 pages or more) published in the previous year, with a minimum press run of 500 copies.

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